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Old 07-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #1
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Yellow tang with tiny black dots

Hey can some one help me please???

Yesterday my yellow tang was fine but then today I noticed tiny little salt grain sized black dots on him, his not fully covered but there are black dots on his body/face.

He still eats fine, colour is still nice and bright and he is very active. Is it something I should be worried about or is it nothing?? If it is something to worry what should I do?

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- I have a 75g tank
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- no corals or anemones

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Maybe this.

Black Spot or Tang Disease - Black Ich Diagnosis and Treatment
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:39 AM   #3
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I tried catching him but no luck... He keeps going into the rocks. The tang is one fast swimmer. Is there anything else I can do??? I read some where that tri sulfat is pretty good. Is that true? Thanks again
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Does it mean it's getting worse mow because he keeps rubbing him self against the glass and rocks??

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Likely. Yes. It's irritating him more obviously.

I had luck catching a yellow tang once as soon as the lights first come on in the morning (or whenever). They seem groggy and kinda stumble around then.

They got great eyes. They can see you with the net from 6 ft away IME.
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Ok and what if I cant catch him? Would the tri sulfate work?

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I don't know anything about treatments - or even what your tang has. Are you certain about the diagnosis yet?
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When my yellow tang had it I just made sure he was eating plenty of greens. By that I mean plenty of dried seaweed, They are herbivores and with lots of greens their immune system will improve helping them to reject it better.
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His got some tiny black dots. They popped up from no where. They are the size of a grain of salt. So tiny. Today he starting to run him self against the glass and rocks.

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